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February 3, 2022 9 mins
Arya is stumbling through the dark forest trying to find his friends, having just escaped the sinister vines that threatened to silence him. The moonlight reveals a silhouetted image of the Medicine Woman but her words are interrupted by an avalanche of rakshasas barrelling down a hillside towards Arya. He is outnumbered. With only a single arrow left, Arya aims and fires the asthra. The rakshasas are hit and scattered. Another narrow escape but then suddenly, the ground shifts and in an instant, he loses the one thing that has kept Ravana’s evil plan at bay. In slow motion, Arya watches as the last copy of the Ramayana falls from his reach and disappears in the darkness.    IN THIS EPISODE: [00:04] Previously on Shadow Realm [00:32] Arya escapes the vines and finds his way back to his friends [3:46] The Medicine Woman arrives [4:35] An avalanche of rakshasas heads toward Arya [5:35] Arya shoots at the rakshasas with the Astra [8:15] Arya loses his copy of the Ramayana [9:19]] How to support and connect with The Arya Chronicles [09:39] Next episode teaser  SYNOPSIS:  Arya barely escapes the treacherous vines that had entangled him just to get lost in the forest The Medicine Woman appears telling Arya of the medicine in his hands An avalanche or army of rakshasi is unleashed and heading towards Arya In a last-ditch effort of defense, he fires a single arrow from the asthra and miraculously hits the target, crippling the rakshasas When Arya tries to save the asthra, he accidentally loses the Ramayana On the next episode: Rishiji teaches Arya more lessons on how to be an Arya Links Mentioned:   CREDITS: Shadow Realm was written and executive produced by Reenita Hora. Based on her middle-grade novel When Arya Fell Through the Fault, this story constitutes ‘Part 1 of The Arya Chronicles.’  An original soundtrack was composed for this story by Kanniks Kannikeswaran ( Audio adaptation by Shane Sakhrani. Audio Direction and Production by Daniel Gonzalez and Gabe Mara.  The narrative for the trailer was voiced by Carnie Wilson ( The podcast features  Arya Vir Hora as ‘Arya’ ( ( Vishesh Chachra as Rishiji, Pa, Nicolas, Ranga, and Surayu ( Reenita Hora as Ma, Medicine Woman - ( Danish Farooqui as Chimpu, Ravana, and Elias ( Laura Smith as Balchorni, Athena, the Doctor, and Jackson’s mom ( Kal Monsoor as Buddha, Head of School, and Hanumana ( Avinash Muddappa as Pandu, Gopu, and Raja ( Asha Noel as Female Vanara, Nurse, and Adriana ( Recorded at Studio City Sounds and The Room at Melrose. Chapter 13 uses “Lake Waves Hjalmaren” by Owl  Chapter 17 uses “New Holland Honey Eaters 32x Slower” by digifishmusic Chapter 18 uses “New Holland Honey Eaters 32x Slower” by digifishmusic Episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Music is available on Spotify.  If you are already a fan of the show, tap the share button in your podcast player and post this trailer on Facebook or Twitter.  Or text it directly to someone you know who’d love to journey through the Arya Chronicles. For more information visit
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